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Barbara Harris

  • Associate Professor, Nursing
  • ​​​​PhD, RN       ​​
  • School of Nursing
  • (773) 325-7154
  • ​990 W. F​ullerton, room 3007
Specialization and Interests
  • Chronic mental illness
  • Women's issues in mental health
  • The recovery model and experience of mental illness in the community
  • Alternatives to biomedical intervention for emotional distress related to psychiatric issues
  • The Hearing Voices Movement
  • Critical psychiatry
  • Stress and coping
  • Qualitative research and the use of narrative in research
  • Education
Awards and Honors
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education Nurse Educator Fellow
  • "Woman of Spirit and Action" Honoree, DePaul University
Professional Affiliations
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
DePaul Affiliations
  • Chair, School of Nursing Admissions, Progression, and Retention Committee
  • School of Nursing Assessment and Evaluation Committee
  • School of Nursing Governance and Policy Committee
  • Pre-nursing Liaison​​​​​​​​​​​​
Select Publications

Harris, B. (2012).  Health and Public Policy Column Conceptualizing Policy as Environment: Raising Awareness of Practice Implications. Nursing Science Quarterly, 25(3), 273-278.

Harris, B. (2012).  A Critical Nursing Perspective of Pharmacological Interventions for Schizophrenia and the Marginalization of Person-Centered Alternatives.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 133, 127-129.
Sorenson, M., & Harris, B. (2012).  Personality constructs and the stress process.  In V.H. Rice (ed.), Handbook of stress, coping and health (2nd ed.).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.